• World Finance Conference
    New York, July 26th-28th, 2016
    St John University, Manhattan, New York

World Finance Conference

  • Location

    Manhattan, USA
  • Date

    July 26th-28th, 2016

195

Sessions

50

Countries

520

Participants

About the Conference

Overview

Program Proceeding online

Best papers awards

Prize: The award will be given annually at the World Finance Conference Annual meeting and will recognize up to three papers:

- The first prize (recognized with a plaque and $500)

- The runner-up (recognized with a plaque)

- One honorable mention (recognized with a plaque)

 Eligibility: The 5 papers included in the Best Paper Awards are the ones with the highest ranking in the initial blind review process.

Scoring System: 5 papers eligible for the Best Papers Award are very high quality papers, and we ask your help in selecting the best. For each paper we ask you to rank the papers from worst (1) to best (5) based on Originality, Technical Content, Relevenace of Contribution and Organization and Clarity.

Winners: The winners of the Best paper Awards are those with the combined highest number of votes from members of the Scientific and Program Committee. The total votes for each eligible papers will be presented to all the participants during the Annual Meeting of the World Finance Conference Presentation of the Awards. The winners will be announced at the Annual World Finance Conference.

Firm Selection and Corporate Cash Holdings

  • July 26th-28th, 2016
  • Manhattan, USA
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Accounting audits: On financing risk in the presence of agency conflicts?

Beatriz Mariano (London School of Economic)
This paper examines how accounting audits impact investment decisions in the presence of agency conflicts.

  • July 26th-28th, 2016
  • Manhattan, USA
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News Consumption: From Information to Returns

  • July 26th-28th, 2016
  • Manhattan, USA
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Keynote Speakers

Rene M. Stuls

The Ohio State University (United States)

René M. Stulz is the Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics and the Director of the Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics at The Ohio State University. He has also taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Chicago, and the University of Rochester. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was awarded a Marvin Bower Fellowship from the Harvard Business School, a Doctorat Honoris Causa from the University of Neuchâtel, and the Risk Manager Award of the Global Association of Risk Professionals. In 2004, the magazine Treasury and Risk Management named him one of the 100 most influential people in finance. A recent study found that he was the sixth most often cited contributor to the top journals in financial economics from 2003 to 2008. He is a past president of the American Finance Association and of the Western Finance Association, and a fellow of the American Finance Association, of the Financial Management Association, and of the European Corporate Governance Institute. René M. Stulz was the editor of the Journal of Finance, the leading academic publication in the field of finance, for twelve years. He is on the editorial board of more than ten academic and practitioner journals. Further, he is a member of the Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance Programs and the director of the Risk of Financial Institutions Group of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also a member of the Squam Lake Group. He has published more than sixty papers in finance and economics journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Finance, and the Review of Financial Studies. He is the author of a textbook titled Risk Management and Derivatives, a co-author of the Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System, and has edited several books, including the Handbook of the Economics of Finance. René M. Stulz has taught in executive development programs in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He has consulted for major corporations, law firms, the New York Stock Exchange, the IMF, and the World Bank. He is a director of Banque Bonhote, the president of the Gamma Foundation, and a trustee of the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Iftekhar Hasan

Fordham School of Business, New York (United States)

Iftekhar Hasan is the E. Gerald Corrigan Chair in International Business and Finance at Gabelli School of Business and co-director of the Center for Research in Contemporary Finance. Professor Hasan serves as the scientific advisor at the Central Bank of Finland. He is the managing editor of the Journal of Financial Stability. Professor Hasan's research interests are in the areas of financial institutions, corporate finance, capital markets and entrepreneurial finance. Professor Hasan has more than 300 publications in print, including 14 books and edited volumes, and more than 175 peer-reviewed articles in finance, economics, accounting and management journals such as JFE, JFQA, JoB, JME, RoF, JFI, JMCB, JCF, FM, JEF, JIMF, JBF, SMJ, RP, CAR, JAAF, and JMIS. Professor Hasan has presented his research at more than 450 professional meetings and institutions worldwide and has been a consultant for numerous international organizations, including the World Bank, the IMF, the United Nations, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Banque de France and the Italian Deposit Insurance Corporation. Professor Hasan is a research fellow at the Berkley Center of Entrepreneurial Studies at New York University's Stern School of Business and the Center for Financial Studies at RPI. He is a Fulbright Scholar and holds an honorary PhD from the Romanian-American University in Bucharest. Professor Hasan has held visiting faculty positions at several American and European universities, including the University of Rome, Italy; the University of Strasbourg, France; the University of Carlos III, Madrid; EPFL at Lausanne, Switzerland; the University of Limoges, France; National Taiwan University at Taipei; the University of Romania at Bucharest; and NYU's Stern School of Business.

Markus K. Brunnermeier

Princeton University (United States)

Markus K. Brunnermeier is the Edwards S. Sanford Professor at Princeton University. He is a faculty member of the Department of Economics and director of Princeton's Bendheim Center for Finance. He is the founding and former director of Princeton?s Julis Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance and affiliated with the International Economics Section. He is also a research associate at NBER, CEPR, and CESifo. He is a member of several advisory groups, including to the IMF, the Federal Reserve of New York, the European Systemic Risk Board, the Bundesbank and the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. Brunnermeier was awarded his Ph.D. by the London School of Economics (LSE). His research focuses on international financial markets and the macroeconomy with special emphasis on bubbles, liquidity, financial and monetary price stability. To explore these topics, his models incorporate frictions as well as behavioral elements. He is a Sloan Research Fellow, Fellow of the Econometric Society and the recipient of the Bernácer Prize granted for outstanding contributions in the fields of macroeconomics and finance. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for studying the impact of financial frictions on the macroeconomy. He has been awarded several best paper prices and served on the editorial boards of several leading economics and finance journals. He has tried to establish the concepts liquidity spirals, CoVaR as co-risk measure, the volatility paradox, and the I Theory of Money.

Venue

Venue Information

  • St. Johns University
    St. Johns University 101 Astor Place New York, NY 10003 718

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